Are you ready to remodel your kitchen? Maybe you’re building a new home and need inspiration. Whatever the reason, kitchens have come a long way.
Today’s kitchens reflect the homeowner’s style and can be as traditional or contemporary as you desire. From cabinetry, appliances, countertops, flooring and backsplashes, you can create your dream kitchen. One important feature in modern kitchens is the backsplash. We are seeing a growing interest in backsplash trends, which add a lot of character. Choosing the right backsplash can have your kitchen looking magazine worthy.
When doing a kitchen remodel on a dime, sometimes all you need is to refinish existing cabinets and update your backsplash. Continue reading for eight backsplash trends to inspire your kitchen remodel.
1. Color Adds Personality
Gone are the days of neutral color backsplashes. In today’s backsplash trends, you are free to express your true personality. Backsplash treatments come in different colors, textures and sizes. You can take any color tile and use it to give your kitchen a pop. Your backsplash can speak to the ambiance you wish to create. Black, silver and gold still say luxury. White brightens the room and makes it look bigger. Yellow is cheerful, while light blue is calming.
2. Metallic Backsplash Trends
Metallic backsplashes are all the rave. Go bold with an industrial look. Two popular options for a metallic backsplash look are tiles that emulate the look of tiles. The other is actual decorative tin sheets.
Backsplash trends in metal look tiles can range from one inch by one-inch tile, up to large subway tiles. Although ceramic, they have brushed techniques that give the look and feel of metal. If you do not want to go all the way with the metal look, try these simple tricks. Design a metallic border, or space out accent pieces to add a focal point to your kitchen.
If you want to go with a more rustic look, consider decorative pressed tin panels. These panels come in many designs. If you have room in your budget, you can design your own pattern. Metallic backsplashes come in several colors including silver, gold, copper and rose.
3. Subway Tiles
Thanks to home renovation shows like HGTV’s Fixer Upper, the subway tile has become a staple in backsplash trends. Subway tiles have expanded in size from 3 x 6 pieces laid out in brick formation. They now come in larger sizes, and decorators are becoming more creative in their layout. We have seen every free space in the kitchen lined with these ceramic tiles for a more vivid appeal. Most homeowners chose to stick with the backsplash area to give a crisp clean look to their modern kitchen.
4. Glossy Black
If you want to go with a very chic and dramatic look, go all black. Well, maybe not all black, but close to it. Gray cabinetry is another popular trend in kitchen designs. One way to make it pop is by adding glossy black tiles to the backsplash. This look is also complemented by stainless steel appliances, or the new trendy black stainless steel.
5. Patterns and More Patterns
We’ve seen it in the bathroom, now the pattern look is moving to the kitchen. As we’ve shown, backsplash trends come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Now you can incorporate them all into a new jazzy look for the kitchen. Let your creative juices flow by taking your favorite tiles and creating new unique designs for your kitchen backsplash. Create a large-square over the stove using small glossy tiles. Outline it with horizontal bars using a stone trim. The options are limitless and can include multi-color tiles to created zig-zag lines, color blocks, or Aztec tiles.
6. Mirrored Tiles
Mirrored tiles don’t have to mean tiles that show your refection. When it comes to tile, a mirror tile can mean a tile with a glossy finish that plays off the lighting in your kitchen. Mosaic tiles are a good representation for the mirror tile look. Choose a pattern that is subtle or go with larger textured tiles if you want to be dramatic. Whether you want an antique look or a more contemporary feel, mirrored tiles can easily fit into your design scheme. This look can be quickly applied to your backsplash if you go with the latest peel and stick products on the market.
7. Faux Porcelain Wood Backsplash
The wood look is popping up in multiple design applications. With the popularity of hardwood floors, the wood appeal has transcended into tile products. A trend we are seeing more frequently is wood look porcelain tile going from the floor to the walls. If you want a classy look for your kitchen backsplash, try a weathered gray porcelain wood tile. For a rustic look, go with a natural brown tone. Your porcelain wood backsplash can also transfer to your kitchen floor for a cohesive design.
8. Vinyl Photo Backsplash
Want to get really dramatic and create a kitchen backsplash that will have your guest talking, create a vinyl photo backsplash. This technique is sure to grow among popular backsplash trends. Find a favorite photo that could include family members or a scene from a favorite place you have visited. For this look, the photo can be of practically anything that is eye-catching or sentimental. Take the photo to a printer that can recreate the image into a large scale graphic. Take the vinyl image and using wallpaper glue, attach it to the designated area for your backsplash. This process works best in black and white, and in kitchens with neutral tones. You can use color images if you are going with an art deco look or dramatic effect.
Have You Been Inspired?
We enjoyed bringing you these eight backsplash trends, and hope you are feeling inspired. We also understand that remodeling your kitchen can be a huge decision. You want to make choices that best fit your needs, but also reflect style. Our professional consultants are here to help you create the kitchen of your dreams. If you are ready to start your kitchen remodel, contact us for a free in-home consultation.